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What is Swarm and what is it used for?

What is Swarm and what is it used for? And what is Swarm's relationship with Whisper?
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What are some proposed ways of storing data in Ethereum?

I keep reading that swarm or ipfs would be used for storage, but how would that work exactly? Would an ethereum contract store its data in these data blockchains? I thought ethereum smart contracts ...
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What is the difference between Swarm and IPFS?

IPFS seems a little slow on existing dapps. will Swarm load content more quickly? Also- is there a roadmap for swarm?
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How can I store big files on the blockchain?

I can hardly create transactions larger than 100kiB. I am wondering, is it possible to store huge files (several MiB or GiB) on the blockchain? If so, how?
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Question on the terms 'distributed' and 'decentralised'

I am writing a paper on distributed ledger technologies, an umbrella term I have borrowed to put everything that has any relation to blockchains and distributed consensus. Under this umbrella term I ...
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Truffle framework with storage

How can I integrate truffle with swarm or ipfs for permanent document storage? Are there any libraries?
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How does one enable and use SWARM demon & Whisper messaging functionality provided by Geth 1.5?

The release notes for Geth 1.5 states that: The Swarm daemon (bzzd) and associated helper tools are included and somewhat functional. Whisper v5 PoC code is included in the repository, but not ...
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How does the incentive system for Swarm work?

I have skimmed some of the documentation/white paper for Swarm, the decentralized storage system, but I'm having difficulty understanding how the incentive system works (i.e. motivation for people to ...
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Is possible to transfer data between nodes using cpp-ethereum's whisper protocol?

Right now I am working on developing a standalone application in C++ using libraries of cpp-ethereum, I was looking at the source code for cpp-ethereum and an idea stuck into my mind that wouldn't it ...
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Using EVM or Swarm for datastore

I want to maintain a datastore of key value pairs. For example, I have users of my dapp input their favorite food. I would like to map their account to the food name. It is my understanding that I can ...
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Quorum Swarm: Can't find swarm account: no key for given address or file [duplicate]

While using Swarm in Quorum, I am getting the following error: Can't find swarm account: no key for given address or file Any similar encounters?